Friday, August 19, 2011

Trick or Treat Blog Hop

Hi there! I'm so excited to share some items that I created for My little Shoebox's blog hop featuring the new Trick or Treat line!
We have lots of tricks and treats for you along the way, so please make sure to hit all of the blogs (starting with MLS's- I linked it above).

Hopefully you arrived from Mandy's blog. Isn't she awesome!! I've created some treat "boxes" using the Trick or Treat line.

Here is my Tootsie Roll Spider- Spooky! My daughter Victoria was so sweet and said to me,"Mom, you have to make a spider candy bag!" Thank yo Victoria for your super cute idea

I have a "Trick" for you. This is a great way for Room mom's to create a quick treat bag for all of your Halloween parties. This is a simple 4x12 piece of paper (MLS Trick or Treat- Monster Crossing), scored at 4", 5 1/2", 9 1/2", and 10 1/4". Fold on the scored lines (you'll have a flap that's 1 3/4". I found this to be too long, so I cut the excess with my pinking shears to make the edge extra spooky!). Cut out a 2 1/2" square window from the first 4" panel with a craft knife. Fill a Wilton goodie bag with sweet treats, staple it onto the back panel (Tim Holtz's Tiny Attacher), punch 2 holes into the 1 3/4" flap and the window flap. Thread ribbon(Creative Impressions) through and tie into a bow. Make a small tag (MLS- Trick or Treat- Scaredy Cat), use mini letters (MLS- linen Mini letters) for your message
and tie onto the bow with twine (Creative Impressions). Then I used an EK Success Jack-o-lantern border punch on a 4x1 strip of Scaredy cat paper, adhere to the front. Roll up some MLS 3-D Roll up Flowers diecuts and Glue to the front of the goodie bag (all adhesive from Therm o Web- red liner tape, sticky dot runner, 3-D Zots and Medium Zots)

I wrapped a candy bar with paper and used MLS's Cardstock Stickers to create a label

And lastly, I created a Treat bag filled with gumballs (or any candy of choice). This would also make for a super fast treat bag for any of the goblins that come knocking at your door.

Please don't forget to leave a comment! Ok, now off to the fantastic Treat that Linda has to share with you! Her project is amazing!

Don't forget to collect all of the letters along the way! Mine is the letter "Y". Good luck! and thanks for hopping by :D

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Trick or Treat

Hi everyone. It's been a while since I've posted anything. I feel like I haven't have a spare moment since the start of July. First, we had to get all prepared for CHA- which means lots of creating, lots of packing, and lots of prepping for My Little Shoebox's workshop and make and takes. We had a great time in Chicago (well, Rosemont to be exact) and had so much fun during the show. It's always so nice to see friendly faces when you're far from home.

On August 3rd (I know, I'm a little late), Rod and I celebrated our 20th Anniversary. I can't believe that it has been that long- where did the time go? Love you Rod and I can't wait for the next 20 :D

Here is one of the projects that I created for CHA. It's from My Little Shoebox's Trick or Treat line. I so love Halloween (second favorite holiday right after Christmas) and can't wait until fall. The crisp air, the way leaves change to a rich hue of red or orange, warm sweaters, baking pies and caramel apples- ok, sorry, I am so off track. I altered a jewelry holder to hold these cute little cards. I layered the papers with vintage images, used the new Cottage Cutz dies that match My little Shoebox's new lines and just had fun digging through some of my old and new treasures.

Here's a close up of the top portion. I love the banner die cuts from MLS's new 3-D roll up flower die cut sheets. So cute!!

And here a better look at the bottom portion. I've had a small box of those pumpkin jingle bells for what seems like forever!
So happy to finally have the perfect project to use it on.

Thanks so much for stopping by :D Have a great week!